66 Impala

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66 Impala

Post by IndianaJones » Sat 31 Oct 2015, 18:01

Saw this on Gumtree...

1966 Chevrolet Impala coupe RHD project
http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies ... 0172555609
R25000
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Re: 66 Impala

Post by jlebenon » Sun 01 Nov 2015, 15:03

That's not bad ....
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Re: 66 Impala

Post by Bearhawke » Mon 02 Nov 2015, 03:39

Very strange. To the best of my knowledge; Chevy only offered the Impala 2 door hardtop as a fastback from 1965-68 whereas the 1966-68 Caprice had the more 'formal' looking roof line.
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Re: 66 Impala

Post by jlebenon » Mon 02 Nov 2015, 13:40

Strange car indeed ...
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Re: 66 Impala

Post by IndianaJones » Mon 02 Nov 2015, 13:48

Perhaps it's a 66 Belair/Caprice hardtop?

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Re: 66 Impala

Post by Johann72 » Mon 02 Nov 2015, 14:16

Bearhawke wrote:Very strange. To the best of my knowledge; Chevy only offered the Impala 2 door hardtop as a fastback from 1965-68 whereas the 1966-68 Caprice had the more 'formal' looking roof line.
BearHawke is correct!! :D :D I have a "Bonanza" advert of 1965 introducing the Chev models from the Impala, Chevelle and Corvair somewhere on my PC :mrgreen: Lorne Green did the intro! :D
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Re: 66 Impala

Post by jlebenon » Mon 02 Nov 2015, 14:35

It's almost certainly a 66 biscayne but still looks odd ...
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Re: 66 Impala

Post by Johann72 » Mon 02 Nov 2015, 15:55

Checked the 1965 Manual. There were 5 versions X 2 engines 6L and V8!
There are two different rooflines with the Impala having a fastback.
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2 door sedan Hard Top Biscayne,
2 door sedan Hard Top Bell Air
4 door Sport Sedan Impala
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Re: 66 Impala

Post by Bearhawke » Tue 03 Nov 2015, 00:20

jlebenon wrote:It's almost certainly a 66 biscayne but still looks odd ...
Def not a Belair or Biscayne; by ca. 1962 the only hardtops available in the big Chevy lineup were Impalas or Caprices. Even the 1971-76 'Belair/Biscayne' models were 4 door sedan only.
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Re: 66 Impala

Post by IndianaJones » Tue 03 Nov 2015, 08:14

OK, it seems in 1966, only the Caprice was available as a hardtop with the "formal" roof.
http://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/ ... /1966.html
https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0112 ... Automatic/
http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archive/ ... DTOP-75446

The Biscayne and Belair was avalable as a 2 door sedan ("post" car).
http://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/ ... /1966.html
http://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/ ... /1966.html

The Impala was the "fastback" hardtop / sport coupe.

This does indeed make it strange, as the car in question has Impala taillights, and no Caprice model is listed in oom Johann's manual. Might the SA 2 door sedan's, have been US Caprice models?
Any which way, it will make a sweet muscle car build.

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